Calais: ‘Boozed-up’ French police enjoy wild night
The UK-France Channel migrant deal costing the British taxpayer an eye-watering £480m each year has come in for a fresh bout of criticism.
Footage appearing to show boozed-up officers in Calais enjoying a raucous night out has thrown into question whether there is a vigour to halt the perilous crossings carried out by asylum seekers on a daily basis.
An investigation by the Express found officers funded by UK taxpayers have admitted to brazenly allowing small boats to sail to the UK.
In a desperate bid to halt the progress of migrants, Britain has signed eight agreements with France since 2014.
Despite the Government set to provide a further £467million over the next three years, the crisis appears to be growing ever stronger.
The Express saw officers buying bottles of spirits, costing hundreds of pounds, touching up women and starting fights, reportedly.
The probe included one officer from the Compagnies Républi-caines de Sécurité division claim “it’s not our job” to stop migrants departing from Calais.
“A couple of days ago I let a family go that wanted to leave. They touched my heart”, he said.
“Before we are cops we are humans. When I see those migrant families I just want to let them be - I should not say that - but we cannot welcome all the misery in the world in France.”
Officers were also spotted indulging into the early hours of the morning with intense drinking sessions.
Officers were said to be buying bottles of spirits costing hundreds, before groping women and starting fights.